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Cattle sales funding weekly trips to compete paved the way to Olympic gold for a U.S. snowboarder from Idaho.
Kaitlyn Farrington’s trip to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics started on a cattle ranch with her parents selling cattle to cover expenses related to the sport. Although the family doesn’t have any cows left, the dedication and sacrifice were recognized Wednesday as Farrington won gold in the women’s halfpipe competition.
“Growing up on a ranch made me the person I am today,” she said. “It definitely made me a tough girl. As my parents have been saying this whole journey, ‘just cowgirl up’. That’s kind of what I’ve gotta do.”